Obama Says It's 'Aggravating' That People Want to Repeal Obamacare

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Defending his titular healthcare program, Barack Obama told the Gates Foundation at the United Nations that “it is aggravating” that Republicans would try to dismantle Obamacare. While it is no surprise that he would stand up for his own legislation, it is outrageous for him to slam the GOP’s efforts as “inflicting real human suffering on our constituents.” This isn’t about care versus no care; this is about choice and quality. Obama promised the American people that they would be able to maintain their preferences in their doctors, treatments, and insurance. And instead, they got insurance companies leaving the markets, doctors choosing not to accept the government plans, and some treatment options being taken off the table. Obama also promised the American people that there would not be a decrease in quality. But physician assistants are providing more care than actual doctors, wait times have increased, and medical decisions aren’t being honored because of cost. The Republicans are trying to propose a system that will leave those in need with healthcare options, but also put the control of healthcare back into the hands of the patients. Once again, the Democrats resort to name calling and alleging that Republicans don’t care about people, instead of trying to work together to make the system better.